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NevaMor  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Small stash o' pics from last night's full moon.

These look great! Oh man this reminds me I need to get my Newtonian telescope calibrated. I just started the hobby last year. Any good ways to see the galaxy? Going to see if I can use my new pixel phone with the telescope to see how the night vision feature works.

Here is what I got last year:





kantos  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Welcome to Hubski!

    Any good ways to see the galaxy?

For our Galaxy, with your own eyeballs? You need a serious dark sky:

BUT, if you have a Newtonian telescope on hand (mega-jelly, enjoy it!), it's possible you have some programmed in there to viewing. Anything else, I'd defer to fellow hubskiers.

That's an awesome photo. Was that taken with your last phone via Newtonian last year?

I might try to get other moon phase shots...

NevaMor  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! Yeah got a lot of light pollution around where I live, hopefully I can get out to some national parks nearby for more darkness. I used my pixel phone (1st gen) for that photo. Could have been sharper but it was hot that night (ugh heat waves). I personally like the crescent moon shots, you get lot more texture with the shadows and contrast, while a full moon seems more flat.

Actually a cool idea would be to composite the crescent moon shots together to get a really nice textured look for a full moon.

kantos  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Actually a cool idea would be to composite the crescent moon shots together to get a really nice textured look for a full moon.

This is a neat idea....

Sounds like a fun project. Stay tuned for it, unless someone beats me to it.